Solo Artist from California - now Texas
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been 10 years...still waiting for more contemplative tunes such as this...lots to lament in 2016...or forward gaze into 2017... would love to hear you grab a guitar from a pawn broker..and make more soulful and insightful music...Happy New Year, Mr. Michealson - I could have landed on any tune on this page, they are all wonders to me... but this is special, and a glimpse into the person. :)
Thank you so much, Dan, for your kind remarks. I greatly value such sentiments, especially from fellow artists. As one not prone to dispensing cheap flattery, I declare that SUPERSTAR is a fine song. As for your possible drunken state, I will not comment beyond stating that Mozart apparently felt he could not work without the fortification of alcohol! Whether drunk or sober, you did a fine job all around on this one, Dan. Incidentally, I want to register my true enthusiasm for your voice. By no means is it cheap! You posses two qualities that constitute a good singing voice: pleasant vocal tone (reminds me of Willie Nelson) and the ability to carry a tune. Beyond those essential elements, the rest is just a matter of refinement through practice.
Excellent AND AND AND after all these bloody months I can at last comment on your tracks which, for some strange reason, it wouldn't let me in the past. GREAT song Dan. Nothing wrong with your vox at all.
For someone who says he can't sing or play guitar, I thought it sounds great. You still sound better than i would, even if you were fuelled with alcohol, Lol.
Good song, enjoyed listening.
Thanks for the comments on "Alive" and "1982" Dan. It's great to hear you singing on this - think i have only ever heard instrumentals from you in the past. Simple but captivating from start to finish. Enjoyed it. Cheers. James
HI Dan, I Love it , Great song , played beautifully !
Such a modest guy,Dan :) You dark horse ;) I luv the purity of an unplugged/acoustic track.. A one off performance never to be repeated...a little audio time capsule ;) Easy rate.sir.
This is a very reflective track Dan! I can relate to this very easily. Take care!
Way to go, Mr Michaelson, sir!!
Now I wasn't expecting this when I clicked on your name from my comment box. I was thinking some nice, relaxing, spaced out, trippy film score vibes. That's what I expect from you. Instead I got a flash back to the 60's :) This is very cool Dan :) more of this please :) Peace,Ricky.
Dan this is a beautiful thing! So good to finally hear the voice. Stripped down perfection fronted by a voice that is so expressive. A voice that pulls the listener right in buy tugging at the heart string. Is this a cover or an original? What a way to start my morning. Please post more if you have them. What a gem. You and the song. Take care my friend
This is so cool Dan,it has a nice vulnerable feel about it and sadness...i like tracks that show that side.Perfection is not what we need, because if we achieve it we would stop.You sing better than me mate....a lot better dude.will miss your marvellous work Dan keep in touch my friend.
There are well crafted songs out there and ones that compel you to stop what your doing and listen. This song certainly has both of these attributes!!
Really enjoyed this and yes this stopped me in my tracks!!!!
Great work here!!
Lovely chilled out tune Dan, thanks for sharing :-))
Thanks Dan! This is just what I was lookin' for :) Deep tune, amigo, and ya handle it well.
OK, david. Nobody ever reads anything after they posted but he it is. Recorded with a Skagg geetar, some cheap microphone, in my brother's back guest bedroom in about 2006 (best guess). Why? Reflecting on the Rodney King riots back in the early ninety's that I drove through and dodged occasionally. Watching the crazy people and smoke silhouetted against the setting sun of beautiful southern california where i was born and raised for my first 44 years. And the thought process i and perhaps what I perceived many other people felt/experience. And a couple other things that wouldn't make sense....There, if you ever read this, now you know.
One of the 'easiest rates' ever. Enjoyed.
beautiful work Dan.. no need to know what your doing.. just do it..
and you did very well done.
Back for a few more listens, how 'bout some details, Dan? What did you record this with, where, when and why? The last time I heard you play guitar, you were on a drilling rig in the North Sea :) This is really good, buddy. And alcohol is involved, on this end anyway! Have a beer....
Oh Wow a song from Dan who claims not to play guitar or sing - well you can certainly please our ears and hats off to you for posting. Now you´ve done it you know your MP3U Family will want more, so ya better get the bottle out again and have some Dutch courage. Keep em coming in any form amigo...Made our day....L&B
It's great to hear this Dan, I really appreciate the emotions here, great playing and a marvelous vocal, really creates a majestic mood of (wasted) bliss!
Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that not only you put up a tune, but that you played guitar and sang! This goes in line with with the way you wonder into the ethereal realm of music. Always on the edge of ambient and always done with a compelling draw that doesn't let go easily. Oh humble one, here's my vote!
We all love this site in our various guises...even for the good and bad :-) Not at all bad for a guy proffessin' not to play guitar and not to sing...ha. Nice and simple...easy does it sure...but that's the best way and for just what that acoustic exists for. Got a few myself 'laid down' so far they stay underground...so well done...nice to hear a 'real' song...no contrivance or deceptions here :-) k
Don't recall this, or recognize the original you're covering and can just barely remember the last time you picked up a guitar! Pretty piece, Dan. Nice hearing you sing, you should do that more often. I gotta dig around in my archives, "Twink's On the Pole" is in there somewhere s :)
A beautiful emotive track. Dan. Love it.
one question...why wait so long? :) This awesome...a fine tune you carry well...sentimental as anything....raw emotion...gently weeping that ol' guitar...who cares if this is found at the bottom of whatever you were consuming. THIS is what everyone who has come to know you over the years has waited to hear. Just you...your old guitar...and waxing eloquent...love that bit of southern accent despite not being from Texas :) wouldn't mind the lyrics to be eloquent and insightful with you ..at least more clearly ...but I can manage just listening ...what a gift to those who know you, and to whoever hears you...hope E comes around...Rich will... Hope the summer has treated you well, Dan...more...like this...or ambient delights...whatever...we're a patient lot...mostly :) Thanks Mr. M...perfect nightcap :)
Howdy! A Southern California artist living in Texas. Go figure. Make em up as I go along. Charter member of the pray and play theory of music...;-). I have been extremely fortunate to have some of the best artists on this site take some of my musical creations and take them to "a whole nother level" . The following artists have been kind enough to do this.
Essence, Saphfire, Dawn Sinclair, Carol Sue Kirkpatrick, Amy Caldwell, Vince Fedele (aka Riddle, A Brighter Day, Vin), AndyF (aka Andrew Foyston), Tony Miller, James (Andy) Oakwood, Joseph Rodriguez, Lodato (aka Rich Lodato), Peter Vines, AntonH, Boojolay (David Smith) and the irrepressable David Joel Carter
This just in! Dan Michaelson has nothing special going on in his life. It is pretty much Standard Operating Procedure with a few moments of ecstacy and terror thrown in so he doesn't get too bored with the whole thing!
This piece is as most of what I hear from Dan. Ambient by nature on the borderline of new age but really ambient as the passion involved is so thought provoking. The quality of sounds and just enough of structure to keep you guessing where it's going next at the same time, the flow doesn't keep you waiting but going along for the journey. That's magic. Dan has that aplenty and just about anyone wh
Essence is a very talented lady from MP3 Unsigned who I have reviewed once or twice, notably on Towers Are Gone (July 2008) a marked departure from her usual style, and her first (I think) collaboration with Dan Michaelson, an American keyboard player and songwriter. He supplied the music and she supplied the vocals and lyrics and - despite it being in a genre I don't normally care for - I found
What a beauty music...I can see the princess on his room...and walking over all of her palace...a beauty, and magical descriptive music...rated!
Dan Michaelson describes himself as "truly an amatuer". For reasons none other than he is not fully conversant with the mechanics of musical theorem. I suspect as a result of that some people feel the need to explain themselves and somehow belittle themselves when faced with the critics imaginary lack of theory beating stick. What i mean by this is that nobody should call themselves an amatuer, ci